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Public Art in Transit

Public Art Opportunities

Artist Roster

Want to receive notification about arts and design opportunities at Metro Transit? Sign up for the Artist Roster. It only takes five minutes to fill out. 

Artist Roster

Visual Artists

Up to four visual artists or collaboratives will create works that highlight one of the Met Council policy areas: parks, transportation, water resources, and housing and land use. The designs will be showcased throughout the Twin Cities area, including on transit bus and light rail wraps, pop-up installations, and other prominent displays.

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Artist compensation: $10,000

Learn more and apply! (PDF) 

Community Engagement Artists

Up to 10 artists or collaboratives will interpret the Imagine 2050 planning process in their chosen artistic medium, whether using dance, photography, mural, animation, performance, video, poetry, projection, installation, music, or other approach. The projects will be shared with the public in late summer or early fall 2024.

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Artist compensation: $5,000 and up to $2,500 in material reimbursement

Learn more and apply! (PDF) 

Bus Shelter Beautification Program

As part of the Better Bus Stops and Public Art in Transit programs, Metro Transit is seeking proposals from local artists to design shelter glass clings for bus stops. 

Next Deadline: May 30, 2024

Artist Compensation: $900 per approved shelter design

Bus Stop Shelter Public Art Program

New Public Art

Public art mural located at I-35w station.

Public art mural located at I-35w station.

Public art mural located at I-35w station.

Murals by Kada Creative, I-35W & Lake Street Station

Public art mural beautification project. Sun and Moon by Alyssa Stormes, Shelter Beautification Program

Public art mural beautification project.

Crossing House Mural by Taylor Berman

The Collection

Thumbnail of public art.

The Public Art in Transit program expresses Metro Transit's commitment to excellence. Metro Transit encourages creativity and innovation in all things, including art in its public places. The integrated public art program supports function with forms that may inspire discovery in otherwise predictable spaces.

Metro Transit is home to one of the largest collections of public art in the Upper Midwest. To learn about Metro Transit's Public Art Collection (the artwork, the artists, and their history), click on the following links:


Do you want to know more about Metro Transit's Public Art in Transit program? Please contact Mark Granlund, Public Art Administrator, at 612-349-7499 or [email protected].